How To Be an Effective Speaker

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This is an indispensable guide to the preparation, presentation and practice of speaking in front of groups small and large.

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This is an indispensable guide to the preparation, presentation and practice of speaking in front of groups small and large.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780844232805
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 1/11/1990
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 200
  • Product dimensions: 0.54 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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Table of Contents

Preface ix
Is this book for you? xiii
1 Listening: the first step to speaking 1
2 Preparation and planning 7
3 Building an impressive body 23
4 Writing a talk 39
5 Delivery methods and systems 48
6 Body language 58
7 Learning to cope with nerves 72
8 Finding your voice 80
9 Practicing and rehearsing 92
10 Visiting the site 99
11 Relaxation exercises 107
12 Understanding your audience 111
13 Questions and answers 124
14 Making and using visual aids 135
15 Humor and wit 171
16 Writing a script to be read 179
17 Hints on reading a script 183
18 Persuading, convincing and selling 191
19 Meeting the media 206
20 Final thoughts 228
Index 231
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 20, 2003

    Incredibly Useful

    I searched in vain through a lot of books on speaking and presenting until I found this one. It is packed with straightforward, useful information - not fluff. I had an important presentation with a group of 2 others and found myself quoting the book constantly to the others on my team. We used many of the techniques from planning through delivery and the presentation was outstanding. From the titles that I have looked through, this one seems to have the most solid information.

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